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Discussion in 'The January 2017 Transfer Rumour archive' started by Archibald&Crooks, Aug 31, 2017.

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  1. U.S. Spurs Fan

    U.S. Spurs Fan Active Member

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    Is it fair to say that since we did make a profit of 20 mill or so this window, Levy needs to take that profit and get new contracts ironed out now for Toby, Dier, and anyone else that might be tempted to pull a Walker next summer. I can understand not paying exorbitant fees for average talent and that it takes two to tango on a transfer. If we use that money to continue to raise wages and lock up the young stars we have, then I think it can definitely be viewed as a solid window even though some weaknesses were not taken care of.

    I also think Lamela can be viewed as a new signing if he actually comes back. Have we heard any solid information or ITK about his status?
     
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  2. guy

    guy SC Supporter

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    Who gives a flying fuck how much Everton spent!

    Have we improved the squad? Yes, job done.

    That's all you need to worry about
     
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  3. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Just call me Baz

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    If you had said that you were disapointed that we didn't get a pacy winger or whatever then you would have got a different response.
    I doubt you vent your frustrations in public, ask yourself why not?

    You are frustrated fair enough. But saying it's embarrassing and that the club have strung you along, how? At what point did the club come out and say that they were going for a pacey winger? They didn't.
    So you are angry that the club did not get the players that you wanted. Fair enough. I guess you'll have to learn to live with it.
     
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  4. Lou3000

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    I disagree with Levy that the current climate is unsustainable, but I do think this window was exceptionally out of control. There were way too many world class players moving.

    It may not have been the worst idea to pass on trying to buy an overpriced attacker.
     
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    God&Texas New Member

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    Probably. I have high hopes for Foyth down the road but with his age and experience don't expect to be able to rely on him this year. Hope to be surprised though.
     
  6. Bobbins

    Bobbins SC's 14th Sexiest Male 2008

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    'Course they did mate.
     
  7. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Just call me Baz

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    Everton also sold their best player and almost their second best. It would be like us selling kane and eriksen.
     
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  8. glospur

    glospur Well-Known Member

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    Yep.

    Llorente is a really astute signing. Personally, I'm really pleased with that one. I genuinely think he could teach Kane a few things while he's here as well.

    It's been a solid window, without being great. Sanchez and Aurier seem to be great buys, Foyth is an unknown and I've covered Llorente. A pacy forward and/or Barkley would have pushed it to a very good, if not great, window as they're both exactly what we need now; the last pieces of the puzzle to give us a game changer and to also challenge Eriksen and Dele.

    I'm sorry if this has been covered before, but when I woke up here in Australia there was 70 new pages and I'm not sure I have the stamina to go through them all, but did Breezer reveal who the 'experienced South American' was? He said a few weeks ago he might after the window closes.
     
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  9. Makkaveli101

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    Llorente is going to make some of you eat your words (as usual). An excellent experienced back up striker who has scored goals wherever he has been.
     
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  10. Stoof

    Stoof Immortal Hero of the Transfer and ITK Forums Staff

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    This is probably the most BSODL thing I'll say tonight- admittedly after a fair amount of booze - but the bloke knows football business lads. He really does. I just wish a lot of you would accept that generally people in this world know a lot more than you.

    There's no harm in thinking someone is better than you. Again, it's not very 2017 but I'd love all of you for just one second to think: maybe this multi-millionaire business guy that's been a chairman of a football club for 15 years deserves the benefit of the doubt over me, a person that does not have anything like that sort of experience.

    Right. I'm out. One lovez
     
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  11. robertgoulet

    robertgoulet SC Resident Crooner Extraordinaire

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    Remember the ITK that said we'd put whatever we didn't spend on transfers towards new contracts for the boys?
     
  12. Bobbins

    Bobbins SC's 14th Sexiest Male 2008

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    Three potential starters, and upgraded the squad everywhere we needed it except for AM, which not everyone is convinced we need anyway.
     
  13. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Just call me Baz

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    We should always look to upgrade in every position. But unlike some clubs we are not in the financial position to do so or the players are not available.
     
  14. Dillspur

    Dillspur Well-Known Member

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    my take on the window, do we have a stronger squad now than when it open, yes. Would Barkley have made it stronger, yes but not until the new year, so no real loss and since it seems he rejected the Chavs I would be surprised if he signed a new deal at Everton.

    I don't really know how to feel, all the ITK was extremely positive that we'd get our long awaited speed merchant and for whatever reason it didn't happen which has put a bit of a dampener on everything. I just hope that Poch is happy with what he got
     
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  15. Curtis Peterson

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    I am really excited about all of our signings and while I was sad to see Walker go, we still held onto all of our other favorite players (even Rose...) which is always my biggest worry during summer windows. That said, I can't help but feel like we needed another creative player (whether it was a midfielder or a, uh, speedy player) for rotation, competition or whatever and that it might come back to haunt us later. It's probably just my fault for letting ITK get my hopes up after doing so well all summer!

    Oh well, thanks to everybody in here sharing with us. The only problem now is that the international break seems to be the only thing that takes longer than catching up on 50 pages of people complaining about nameless players...
     
  16. Bobbins

    Bobbins SC's 14th Sexiest Male 2008

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    Where are people getting the maths that we made a profit from?

    Looks like:

    Wimmer 18m
    N'Jie 6m
    Walker 45m
    Fazio 4m

    Out - 73m

    You could possibly include Bentaleb for 15m at a serious push, but not really.

    Against:

    Aurier 23m
    Sanchez 40m
    Llorente 15m
    Foythe 8m
    Gazza - no idea, free?

    In - 86m

    Am I being ridiculously forgetful about someone else we've sold? How have we made a profit exactly?
     
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  17. floydyid

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    Have to say thanks for the contributors on this thread, its been a riveting read and gave a great deal of insight, perspective & humour that really enhanced the day.

    As for the window & how good its been as far as signings are concerned... I spoke to a Brighton fan who was gutted that Janssen didn't sign for them, they had waited until 1am to find out the news & described it as soul destroying so yeah marvellous window by all accounts. Made sweeter by the fact that the lads we signed gave certain other teams a swerve to come to us.

    Doesn't seem like yesterday we were weighing up Gilberto, Nelson, Hutton & whether or not Chimbonda's return was good business & don't get me started on Crouch.

    Onwards & upwards
     
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  18. Bobbins

    Bobbins SC's 14th Sexiest Male 2008

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    Not really, there's a limit to how many first-11 quality players you can keep happy when they're not playing. Janssen's nowhere near good enough to start for us and even he's restless.

    You are allowed as a manager, as a club, and as a fan, to be perfectly happy with your squad, or at least parts of it.
     
  19. LexingtonSpurs

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    Transfermarkt has it as

    IN: €87M
    OUT: €99.6M
     
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  20. U.S. Spurs Fan

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    Add 5 for Siggurdson add-on. Bentaleb is included in this window I believe because his loan ended. Someone also said we got 8 mill from Carroll.

    Also Sanchez was 36 according to transfermarkt and Llorente was 12. Gazza was 2 I think.
     
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